Women Mean Better Business Webinar Series: Everyone Has a Diversity Story


According to Gallup, a full 70% of American employees report feeling “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” at work. Yet, to win a bigger share of the marketplace, companies must first win the hearts and minds of their employees.

To give their fullest contribution, employees must feel they can bring their full selves to work; however research shows many do not feel comfortable doing so. They are spending valuable energy every day minimizing or managing aspects of their own diversity – of identity, background, experience – in order to succeed. This takes a particular toll on diverse talent – women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities – at a time when organizations are struggling to recruit, retain, and develop those same individuals. But all of us, and the business, pay the price.

How can we build more inclusive workplace environments where all kinds of talent feel welcome?

In this lively and informative session you’ll discover:

  • The shifting definitions of diversity and inclusion in the workplace today
  • The Iceberg Model: where we set our own waterline, and why
  • The role and pervasiveness of “covering” in today’s workplace
  • The business case for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Welcomed, Valued, Respected, and Heard℠: A new model for Inclusion
  • What leading companies are doing to build more inclusive workplace cultures for the future

You’re invited!
Join us on Wednesday, February 25 when Jennifer Brown shows us how to build more inclusive workplaces.

Everyone Has a Diversity Story: The Role of Inclusion in Business and “Next Generation” Workplaces

Jennifer BrownWith Jennifer Brown, founder and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting, a certified woman- and LGBT-owned strategic leadership and diversity consulting firm specializing in the future of the workforce and workplace, and dedicated to building more inclusive organizations where all kinds of talent can feel Welcomed, Valued, Respected, and Heard℠. Read more about Jennifer and the company.

When: Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Register now!

About Smith College Executive Education

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